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“Mr. Shushani” reportedly knew the entire Hebrew Bible, Talmud and countless other texts by heart. His Nobel-laureate student never knew his real name.
Only at the gates of Auschwitz did ‘vivacious brunette’ Hedwig Bernhard let go of the gift she received from Rainer Maria Rilke…
After decades in ruins, Nikos Stavroulakis set out to revitalize Jewish life on the Greek island of Crete
Freud himself refrained from publicly psychoanalyzing the despot. Dr. W. Beran Wolfe didn’t…
Did an Orthodox girls’ movement and its legendary founder revive an ancient and obscure holiday in the forests of Poland?
When celebrated African-American Yiddish soloist Thomas Larue crossed the Atlantic, he didn’t know what was in store…
Land of Israel
The unbelievable story of how 1,088 (or was it 1,122?) people flew aboard a single airplane as part of 1991’s Operation Solomon
Tunes from his childhood accompanied Yitzchak Freilich through the camps and on to his new life in America. Recorded by his son, they are now online as part of the National Library of Israel collection
The 19th century words and efforts of Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan
From a very young age, Bracha Avigad’s roots connected her to the Land of Israel and its flora
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